Calling Global Women Hackers, Hear Her Hack
June 22, 2012
There is no better way than a hackday to highlight and celebrate women who are hackers and creators, and to encourage women who are watching from the sidelines to join in.
A few weeks ago, we announced LinkedIn’s first global women’s hackday in Mountain View from June 30th to July 1st, a little over a week from now. I am excited to announce that by popular demand, we have now added in a second venue. There will be a parallel DevelopHer hackday in Delhi, India, over the same weekend.
The rules are the same: 24 hours to find a team (or go solo) and hack for a chance to earn some peer cred, try yoga, show off your hacks to judges and maybe win some prizes too.
We also have updates for the Mountain View DevelopHer event. We now have four judges for the event: Christina Allen (Director, Product Management at LinkedIn), Gina Bianchini (Founder and CEO at Mighty Bell), Megan Quinn (Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers) and me (CEO at Slideshare). I am honored to be a part of this group.
We would like to invite all women developers and designers to participate at both hackdays. It does not matter how many years of experience you have. If you are a tech veteran, this will be a chance to build something different than your day job. If you are new in technology or a student, this is a good way to practice your skills and meet your peers.